Doom Bar Bitter | Sharp's Brewery

Doom Bar BitterDoom Bar Bitter
BA SCORE
26.7%
Liked This Beer
3.46 w/ 187 ratings
Doom Bar BitterDoom Bar Bitter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sharp's Brewery
England, United Kingdom
sharpsbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-10-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,210
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
187
Liked:
50
Avg:
3.46/5
pDev:
14.74%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
54
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 42
Reviews by rizzo:
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3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Like the Cornish Coaster, I really enjoyed this one from Sharp's. Had this out of a gravity fed cask at the Bree Louise near Euston Station. Dark amber in colour, with plenty of resinous hop aroma and flavour. Big malt backing and full mouth feel. It being a rare sunny day in London and the beer a little warmer than an Aussie is use to, I found the 4% alcohol less drinkable than some of the other Ales I sampled.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of deebo
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of fionn13
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of stephenlee
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of KarlMcGowan
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of jeschaefer
3.12/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of justme
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From cask in olde London pub. Lots of fun.

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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of beerinabottle
4.18/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On cask.

Dark, cola-colored brew, with a creamy beige head.

Mild aroma: fruitcake and dark bread.

Toffee, toast, and caramel; biscuit and brown sugar; cola and prunes; restrained bitterness with slight hints of grass and pine. Malt focused; a touch sweet, but fairly balanced.

Smooth, very drinkable.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottled, 4.3% ABV. Clear amber color with a bit of beige head. Aroma has toasted malts and some earthy hops, not much going on here. Taste has toasted malts, bread crust, a bit of caramel/burnt sugar and a hint of hops on the finish. Not really sweet or bitter, quite watery. Light body with low carbonation. It doesn't have any off-tastes but it's really generic and boring overall.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is wood, dark grains and a little plum.
The taste is wood, mild fruit and lemon bitterness.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
Enjoyable.

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Photo of jmckenna15
1.77/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

It had a great color of a cask ale, maroon, transparent, but not watery, decent head. I was looking forward to it, but when i drank it....it had almost no flavor whatsoever. It was watery, had no real personality, reminded me of dishwater almost. Should've gotten a Stella instead.

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4.4/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of Momon
3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ant777uk
1.9/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Reviewing the bottle, serving it chilled as recommended.

Looks fine, nothing special, aroma of barley malt...

I am certian that this is different from the cask version in pubs, which I quite like.

Not much flavour to taste, after 6 months of drinking Belgian beers. As a chilled amber ale, it's taste is certainly better than the mass-produced lagers, as there is some bitterness at least. However, overall flavour is quite simple, watery and uninspiring...

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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Doom Bar Bitter from Sharp's Brewery
Beer rating: 26.7% out of 100 with 187 ratings
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